Istanbul Technical University's new Very Large Scale Integration Laboratory (VLSI) has begun operating in order to produce a domestic integrated circuit, which will advance Turkey's status in the 1.5 trillion dollar advanced technology market. The domestic integrated circuit will first and foremost be used in Turkey's first unmanned aerial vehicle, the ANKA. The VLSI, named after Turkey's leading professor in the arena Dr. Duran Leblebici, is the result of a five million dollar investment.
Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca remarked, "This laboratory will advance ITU's integration in the international science world."
The first national satellite
Turkey's first domestic mini communication test satellite, the "TÜRKSAT-3USAT" was launched into space from China yesterday. According to information on the Türksat Satellite Communications and Cable TV Operations Company website, the 34-centimeter large, three units CubeSat, built jointly by TURKSAT and the Istanbul Technical University (ITU), has a lifespan of three years.
This is a translation of an article originally written by Ali Balcı and Büşra Arslan.
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